Flavor of the day: Demand for B2B, B2C Online Travel Distribution Platforms Supporting Local Language on the Rise.
The day started off with quite a buzz, followed by the ritual of exchanging business cards with everyone around in a frantic attempt to maximize one’s network. Another observation that came to the forefront was the tussle to conclude all business appointments at the ATM as one can certainly not cut a conversation that is building up to a close.
We had yet another action packed day, mingling with travel business professionals from – 3 Travel Agencies based in UAE, 1 GDS, 2 Airlines and 2 Consortium agents. The insights were rather interesting with regards to the common requirements, to have B2C and B2B portals supporting the local language – Arabic, with dynamic packaging abilities, integrated with multiple hotel consolidators. As for the Airlines, their requirement was focused primarily on investigating and identifying ‘Revenue Leakages’, a product to reconcile Sales v/s Flown revenue.
Our interactions on Day 2 have been conducive with regards to understanding the existing pain points being faced in the Middle Eastern market in-depth.
The Arabian Travel Mart 2014, has proven to be among the best in Travel Trade Shows, that we have attended this year.